Microsoft to launch Windows 10 this summer, announces partnership with Xiaomi

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Microsoft has announced it will launch Windows 10 in 190 countries this summer and will include a new biometric login system called Windows Hello.

Despite not revealing an exact date for the launch, executive Terry Myerson stated that Microsoft  is committed to releasing its new OS this summer in an announcement made during his keynote speech at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China.

Myerson also announced the launch of Windows 10 in a blog post on Tuesday, writing:

“We continue to make great development progress and shared today that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.”

Eager to move on from what was widely considered as the unsuccessful release of Windows 8, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade to users running Windows 7 and 8.1.

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Windows 10 will be the first time the Microsoft OS will run across all devices from desktops to entry level smartphones and will also include new identity authentication feature called Windows Hello, which will enable users to unlock their devices using face, iris or fingerprint recognition and should offer improved security.

Windows 10 will also offer support for devices connected to the Internet of Things, with Microsoft also offering versions for all manner of different devices from ATMs to ultrasound machines, Myerson confirmed.

Myerson’s announcement regarding Windows 10, also included news about new strategic partnerships with a number of Chinese companies including Lenovo and Tencent, as well as bold plans to try and tackle software piracy in China.

Also announced was a link up with Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, which will see a number of users of the Xiaomi Mi 4 able to download and test out Windows 10 on their smartphones ahead of the official release.

Source: Windows blog

 

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  2. Windows is in a difficult situation in China. The Chinese government has announced already some time back, that all government workers (and that is a lot!) will not use Windows OS anymore because of fear of the backdoors and other leaks build in Windows by the American government and NSA, CIA and FBI.
    Now if the Chinese get another OS on their job, what would they choose for their private computers? An expensive Windows or a free Ubuntu(or other Linux distribution), or Tails. The only way in which Windows can get a hold on chinese computer users is before they get used to the other OS on their jobs, to offer them a free Windows10 no matter whether they have a genuine or fake W. Once the chinese have learned the new OS, there is no change they will ever pay for any OS at home, so time is very important for Windows not to loose the millions of Window users in china.

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